In this article I intend to cover the crux of International humanitarian Law. I will be focusing on the major reasons that led to the formation of law and how through the course of time the civilians have been affected. I will be giving a brief insight into the various conventions and treaties. Also through the course of the article I will be discussing on the effectiveness of this law as well as the challenges that it is put through in the current scenario. My conclusion would state the effective measures to be adopted to combat the challenges of the same
Technology has dominated warfare since the early 1900s. Throughout history, societies have put their best minds to work creating new ways to fight each other. New Scientist looks at the major milestones in the development of tools of war. Cyber warfare is a new a phenomenon and scenario under International Humanitarian law. Cyberspace has opened up a potentially new warfighting domain, a man-made theatre of war additional to the natural theatres of land, air, sea and outer space and is interlinked with all of them. It is a virtual space that provides worldwide interconnectivity regardless of borders.
Authored by – Nandini Tripathy, Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad